Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

This program - not offered at any other Australian University - equips you with the theory and skills required to undertake a scientific study of the past and present of humanity using Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology perspectives. Students can tailor the program to their own training objectives, through hands-on experience with a variety of world-leading supervising specialists, materials, and fieldwork and laboratory resources. The Archaeological Science stream offers professionally-oriented training and the opportunity to focus on tailored independent research projects. By taking Biological Anthropology courses you will study humans and non-human primates as varied and dynamically changing biological organisms. You will explore primate evolution, ecology, behaviour and conservation; human evolution and behaviour; palaeopathology, bioarchaeology, and forensic archaeology/anthropology.

Structure

96 Units (two years full time) comprising: 48 units of disciplinary courses. 12 units of research methods courses. 12 units of research project courses. 24 units of electives which can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).

Subjects

  • Primate and Human Behaviour
  • Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
  • Environmental Archaeology and Climate Change
  • Human Evolution.

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines Anatomy, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Indigenous Studies, Marine Science, Medicine, Museum and Heritage Studies, Psychology, Zoology

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $57,820
International: $88,940
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Further information

The Advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

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